What do rugged landscapes, outdoor adventures, and regionally inspired cuisine have in common? These are characteristics of the best Rocky Mountain getaways in Central Idaho. When you stay with us at Redfish Lake Lodge, you’ll have easy access to these things and more – including picturesque scenery at both our lodge and the surrounding area!
If you wish to plan one of the best Rocky Mountain getaways this year, we can help! Request 24-hour access to our free Online Vacation Guide to find the best things to do in Stanley, ID, and the surrounding Sawtooth National Recreational Area. Our interactive guide not only gives you directions and prices for local attractions but also showcases the featured accommodations of our mountainside retreat.
Some of the Best Rocky Mountain Getaways Near Stanley, ID
While you’re searching for the best Rocky Mountain getaways, read over our local insights to discover some of our favorite Rocky Mountain vacation ideas. Here in Stanley, the culture is laid back, casual, and inviting for all visitors who travel to us, so don’t hesitate to ask any of our friendly staff their recommendations.
Spend Your Time Outdoors
With so many exciting activities in our area, you’re sure to find the best ways to immerse yourself in our mountainous region. Choose from hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and horseback riding, or spend a day whitewater rafting on the Salmon River. Whatever you decide to experience, you’ll create memories on your Rocky Mountain getaway.
At the Lodge
Near Redfish Lake Lodge
Insider tip: Before embarking on outdoor excursions, wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and bring a tube of sunscreen, a raincoat, and a towel.
Where to Eat
Nothing brings visitors close to our local culture quite like the tastes and flavors of the Northwest. Whether you’re searching authentic cuisine, international delicacies, or pub food, you’re sure to get your fill at one of these wonderful eateries. Feel free to visit one of our onsite restaurants or dine in our mountainside town.
- Limbert’s at Redfish
- The Rustic Lounge
- Lakeside Grill
- Papa Brunee’s
- Bridge Street Grill
- Mountain Village Resort Restaurant & Saloon
- Pot Belly Stove Cafe
- Sawtooth Hotel Restaurant
- The Redd Restaurant
- Stanley Sluice Alehouse
Insider tip: If you want to indulge at our property, don’t worry about having cash on hand. You can charge your meal to your room by simply showing us your room key. While you’re experiencing Stanley and the surrounding area, many places take cards, but we always recommend bringing cash just in case!
Hop in the Car
One of the best Rocky Mountain getaways is driving along the scenic stretch from Sun Valley to Stanley. Highway 75 is a byway in Central Idaho that winds through the towering mountains and alpine trees. Along the way, you’ll see destinations such as the Galena Summit Overlook and Smiley Creek as well as wildlife like deer, Sandhill cranes, and pronghorn antelope in their natural habitats. On the side of the road, you can even see signs stating, “Stock Crossing” and “Game Crossing,” so be on the lookout!
Insider tip: When you stop to admire views of the valleys below, bring your camera to photograph the surrounding nature and native wildlife. We urge you to visit at sunrise or sunset for great photo opportunities!
Redfish Lake Lodge Is Your Vacation Destination!
As you look for the some of the best mountain resorts in the USA, look no further than Redfish Lake Lodge or Redfish Riverside Inn. Each of our rustic properties showcases views of the Sawtooth Mountains and capture the true charm of our rugged area. When you stay in one of our Rocky Mountain vacation cabins, you’ll be just steps away from the clear blue waters and white sandy beaches of Redfish Lake and a myriad of delightful activities.
Book your vacation with us this October or next summer for the ultimate family trip!